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Erik Haula | Center

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188
College: Minnesota
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Erik Haula is projected to be scratched Tuesday.
"It's not about skating in open ice and it's not about skating fast in a straight line," coach Mike Yeo said. "It's about the compete level in the small areas, it's about being strong on the puck and puck strength and stick strength and D-zone coverage. These are the things that we need to see from him." Mikael Granlund is expected to return from injury and take his place. Haula has seven points in 41 contests this season. Jan 27 - 10:09 AM

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Erik Haula hadn't scored a goal since Dec. 9 going into Thursday's meeting with Buffalo.

He ended a 13-game goalless drought and added an assist in Minnesota's 7-0 victory versus the Sabres. Haula has three points in his last two games to give a total of seven on the year.
Jan 16 - 1:24 PM

Eric Haula is expected to center Thomas Vanek and Jordan Schroeder on their second line Thursday night against the Blackhawks.

Neither Haula nor Schroeder have any fantasy value, but Vanek is third on the team in points with 24. Pick up and start at your own risk.
Jan 8 - 7:21 PM

Erik Haula is projected to return to the lineup on Friday against Toronto.

He has been a healthy scratch in three of the past four games. Tyler Graovac was sent down to the minors on Thursday to open a spot for Haula.
Jan 2 - 10:25 AM

Erik Haula will won't play Wednesday night against Columbus.

The speedy, gritty center certainly has the potential to be a steady producer, but he hasn't quite put it all together this season. Let someone else buy into the hype until this bud blooms. He has been scratched three times in the last four games.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Eric Haula, Nate Prosser, and Justin Fontaine will all be healthy scratches Tuesday night against the Flyers, as Stu Bickel tags in.

"Teams have been too comfortable coming in here lately," Yeo said of the Wild's bottom six forward corps. Forwards Haula and Fontaine were expected to make big improvements this season but have combined for just 13 points through 57 games. Prosser meanwhile has just four points himself. Simply put, if they're not scoring, they shouldn't be on your fantasy teams.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:44:00 PM

Erik Haula (charley horse) skated on Wednesday at practice.

He said he is fully recovered and ready to play on Thursday. Haula was injured on Sunday, but it doesn't sound like he'll miss additional action.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Erik Haula is dealing with a charley horse.

Haula missed Monday's practice as a result. Minnesota isn't going to play until Thursday and Wild coach Mike Yeo thinks he'll be fine by then.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Erik Haula (head) will be back in Minnesota’s lineup on Saturday.

Haula was injured after being laid out by Rangers’ defenseman John Moore. The hit resulted in a five-game suspension for Moore. Haula has one goal in seven games this season.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Erik Haula (upper body) joined the Wild on the ice again Friday morning.

Haula will probably return to the Wild's lineup on Saturday, but that's not set in stone. He has a goal in seven games in 2014-15.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 01:31:00 PM

Erik Haula (upper body) took part in Thursday's morning skate.

However, he'll miss a second straight game after he was elbowed in head on Monday by Rangers blueliner John Moore. Coach Mike Yeo is hopeful that Haula will be able to return on Saturday.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Erik Haula (head) hasn't been diagnosed with a concussion yet.

Haula was elbowed in the head by the Rangers' John Moore during Monday's game. The Wild are still erring on the side of caution with Haula and there's no timetable for his return.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Erik Haula received an elbow to the head during Monday's loss to the New York Rangers.

Rangers defenseman John Moore received a match penalty for intent to injure on the play. Haula logged just 4:30 of ice time in the contest and he wasn't able to return after the hit.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 08:46:00 AM

Erik Haula tallied the game-winning goal in Saturday's 7-2 thumping of Tampa Bay.

It was his first point in six games this season. Coach Mike Yeo likes having Haula and Nino Niederreiter on the third line because he feels the duo can contribute offensively and defensively. Niederreiter had an assist on Haula's winner.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 12:57:00 PM

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo admitted that Erik Haula hasn’t had a very good training camp.

Despite Haula’s struggles, Yeo isn’t willing to give up on the young forward just yet. "We have to remember with Haula-and it’s important that he remembers it too-he hasn’t played a full season in the NHL yet," said Yeo. "We can’t be too quick to throw the world at him, and we can’t be too quick to get down on him because he’s still a young player developing." In 46 games with the Wild last season, Haula scored six goals and 15 points in 46 games.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
6Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Matt Cooke
4Sean Bergenheim
5Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Charlie Coyle
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Christian Folin
8Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom